There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures, and the authority of both the Old and New Testaments.
God sovereignly created the world out of nothing, so that His creation, while wholly dependent upon Him, neither comprises part of God, nor conditions His essential perfection.
God created man in His own image, in a state of original righteousness, from which he subsequently fell by voluntary revolt in disobedience to God, and as a consequence is guilty, inherently corrupt, and subject to divine wrath. Unregenerate man is totally depraved and under the dominion of the sin nature.
Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute deity, being at the same time both fully God and fully human.
Atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
On the third day after His death on the cross Jesus was raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding in Glory for His redeemed.
Salvation is the free gift of God by grace alone and received by personal repentance from sin and faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, which is manifested in works pleasing to God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit, eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son, through the ministry of regeneration and progressive sanctification applies salvation, guides and comforts the children of God, directs and empowers the church in fulfillment of the Great Commission, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Lord Jesus Christ baptizes regenerated believers in the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an empowering work of the Spirit which is distinct from the regenerating work of the Spirit and is available to every Christian.
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with power to bear witness to the gospel and imparts His gifts for the edification of the body and the work of ministry in the world. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the first-century church are available today and are to be earnestly desired and practiced in an orderly manner.
ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
We practice two ordinances by command of Christ: (1) Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving the gift of salvation. And (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The Kingdom of God is a present reality and a future hope, forcibly advancing through the agency of the church.
At death, the souls of the redeemed are made perfect in holiness and immediately enter into the presence of Christ, enjoying conscious fellowship with Him, there to wait the resurrection of the body.
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily, visibly, and personally to conform believers to His own image. He will judge the living and the dead and will effect a final separation of the redeemed and the lost, assigning unbelievers to eternal punishment and believers to eternal glory.